We were not looking for a cat when we got her, but we sure are glad to have her. Last year, we got a call from our Teammate Christine, Liz’s mother, that someone had dumped a kitten in a carrier by the her office door. We were called into action to give her a home. After taking her to the vet to get her vaccinated and spayed, she became our sweet barn cat. We helped her learn that the barn was home and where she got her food. We now have the sweetest and most ornery barn cat around.
So how does she help our farm? Soot helps by keeping the pests under control, specifically mice. During most of the year, we have thousands of pounds of chicken and hog feed in paper sacks in the barn. If you have any experience with mice, you know they will get into anything, and if you have feed, they are especially excited to get into that. Having gone through one summer without her and one with her we can tell a difference in how many bags were chewed through by our little furry friends.
Picture yourself walking through barn and you are minding your own business. Then out of nowhere your leg gets attacked by a ferocious black feline. The attack is friendly with no claws, but your heart is still pounding through your chest. I guess it’s her way of saying she loves you.
We are glad to have her and are very thankful of her help around the barn. If you come out to visit you may see her on the prowl through the pasture or rubbing up against your leg begging for pets. Feel free to indulge her and thank her for her work.